Hi TCGone community.
After discussing with an admin about the administration of the HGSS format they have expressed that they would take in consideration the opinion of the community on what format would be part of the HGSS-on format.
The reason why I bring this topic is because the HGSS-on format lasted trough, not 1, but 2 years world championship. So theres an HGSS-on format for 2011 and 2012.
The problem is that one of those 2 years of format was incredibly inferior to the other.
The 2012 format saw the introduction of EX pokemons in Next Destiny and Dark Explorers. Because of the powercreep the EX pokemon brought and the fact that 2 of them (mewtwo and darkrai EX) were so much stronger than all the others, the meta was centralized around 2-3 decks. Also, the HGSS support made basic pokemon deck so good, only one evolution line was good enough to make it to a world championship deck. I know now this seems normal, but this was the first year of this era of the game.
The 2011 format was in my opinion far more balanced and quite frankly more fun. I think the world championship deck of that year speak for themselves.
I would therefore like to propose the HGSS-on to stop at Black and white or at least to offer a choice between HGSS 2011 and 2012.
I hope you guys have a great day everyday,